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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-19-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By BeaverMeat
Good to know. Problem I’m finding is I can’t get...

Good to know. Problem I’m finding is I can’t get small quantities.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By BeaverMeat
Undercoat “repair”

Does anyone know what type of undercoat was most likely used on 1990 cars? Factory or dealer installed. Asphalt or rubber based?

The undercoat on my ‘90 240 axle is still in decent shape just...
Forum: showroom 01-17-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,234,304
Posted By BeaverMeat
I want a set of those... would look great on my...

I want a set of those... would look great on my silver 244.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-14-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,629
Posted By BeaverMeat
I can’t leave it in... I have to take it out or...

I can’t leave it in... I have to take it out or cut it. The sensor is inappropriately touches and rubs again the TrueTrac case so I can’t tighten up the cover.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By BeaverMeat
That’s what I sort off thought. “Worked like a...

That’s what I sort off thought. “Worked like a pisser”
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By BeaverMeat
Is... that good or bad? lol

Is... that good or bad?

lol
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By BeaverMeat
Hmmm I read that... still lacking...

Hmmm

I read that... still lacking “precision” tools (and bench space) to accomplish the fabrication. I suppose for the “milling” of the cap I could two-hand it with my drill and dremel. lol

I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By BeaverMeat
trailing arm bushings...

I don't have a tool and I'm too cheap to buy one... thought about making a tool... again, I'm too cheap. (this year's car budget is maxed due to engine rebuild :-()

Looking for super cheap-ass...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-12-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By BeaverMeat
Should a got this one: ...

Should a got this one:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Q8lWL%2BaoL._AC_SY355_.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50825846453_c6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50825846453_c618f6ecfc_z.jpg

My pinion drag measuring tool... $7 fish scale and a chunk of wood. This will measure accurately enough.

Yes, guys like me...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
I was using full ugga-dugga once the bearing...

I was using full ugga-dugga once the bearing contacted the crush sleeve. I figured "torque spec" was out the window at that point and have entered the realm of "farmer-tight".
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
The pinion is squared away... it looks like it's...

The pinion is squared away... it looks like it's still in spec after shimming the diff into position. Unfortunately I couldn't use the same shims that were on the original diff as I changed the gear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
It’s below medium screwdriver tight by my...

It’s below medium screwdriver tight by my muscly-wrench... lol. The resistance is most likely from the seal.

I’m still safe, fortunately.

Thanks
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
Well my torque wrench doesn’t go low enough... I...

Well my torque wrench doesn’t go low enough... I have no idea what preload I’m at. It feels about the same as when I disassembled it... still some movement back and forth. Dang.

I think I may have...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
Gotcha... Been wondering what route to take...

Gotcha...

Been wondering what route to take with installing the seal. Torque the pinion enough so it’s loosely in position then tap the seal on Vs assembling it all and torquing it.

Right now...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
Just revisiting this again... according to the...

Just revisiting this again... according to the service manual it’s 185 ft/lbs to torque the pinion nut? Other sources say 145 ft/lbs...

Am I correct in believing I should slowly increase the...
Forum: showroom 12-20-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,234,304
Posted By BeaverMeat
Good to know. I wish it still had the...

Good to know.

I wish it still had the original D24 diesel and M46 transmission for collector purposes... The 5.0 and T-5 will have to do I suppose
Forum: showroom 12-17-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,234,304
Posted By BeaverMeat
That’s right... Canada had some import...

That’s right... Canada had some import regulations in those times. To get around them some OEMs built factories for the Canadian market. The big three had lots of plants in Canada.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
lol. Need to use more emojis. It was light...

lol. Need to use more emojis. It was light hearted.

“Do-all” as-in precision tool that does all the important bolt/nut work where “Ugga-chugga” isn’t accurate enough. Lug nuts, suspension...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
That’s what I figured... can’t rely on the...

That’s what I figured... can’t rely on the computron for everything.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-15-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
It's not my first rodeo... just my first cattle...

It's not my first rodeo... just my first cattle wrestle with a differential.

Ya sure this is the right crush sleeve? The automatron says it doesn't fit my "1990 Volvo 240"
Forum: showroom 12-15-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,234,304
Posted By BeaverMeat
My whole car is rare apparently. Not the model...

My whole car is rare apparently. Not the model itself but, the condition of it. Made in Sweden for the Canadian market 1981 244 GL D6 with 80,000 miles. Next to zero rust...

I guess the diesel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
Got a torque wrench... most expensive do-all tool...

Got a torque wrench... most expensive do-all tool I own.

Just putting it together is the plan. I should have measured before I took it apart... live and learn I suppose.

Wondering if I can be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
No. Will rent one wen the time comes. ...

No. Will rent one wen the time comes.


Thanks!

Yeah, that was before I found a 1031 axle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
Sorry. My diff is a 1031. Should have made that...

Sorry. My diff is a 1031. Should have made that evident.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-12-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,576
Posted By BeaverMeat
revisiting this thread... Finally got around...

revisiting this thread...

Finally got around to ripping it apart. Renting tools is getting tiresome.

I need to replace the bearings in the Diff... they are "functional" but getting up there in...
Forum: showroom 11-12-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
And it fits in the "Small Car" spot. lol

And it fits in the "Small Car" spot. lol
Forum: performance & modifications 11-05-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By BeaverMeat
Went to a muffler shop and there telling me the...

Went to a muffler shop and there telling me the only way to fit a cat is with a single unit on the 3" pipe. They suggested to go with a 2.5" inlet model... it would "work" but, I still maintain going...
Forum: showroom 10-25-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50529110262_3e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50529110262_3edec02b88_c.jpg

Not too shabby.

Way better to drive compared to the 205/65r16 monster truck tires that were on it.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-24-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By BeaverMeat
I comes down to cash. Column A: get a cat ...

I comes down to cash.

Column A: get a cat
Column B: get an ECU

Cost to value... the cat wins.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By BeaverMeat
It never had a cat for the last 17 years and he...

It never had a cat for the last 17 years and he drove it in the summer only. Never noticed the smell until it got colder outside.




That’s just a test pipe to “fool” da man.

The extent of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By BeaverMeat
That’s what I’m thinking about doing for both the...

That’s what I’m thinking about doing for both the torque and panhard rods. Similar to the Classic-Swede design with the rubber bushing on the car end and a helm joint on the axle end.

Perhaps...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By BeaverMeat
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By BeaverMeat
Nothing ordered yet. That’s good to know....

Nothing ordered yet.

That’s good to know. Still on the fence about the spherical bushings on the trailing arms. I want to go that way... then I enter the realm of going “all the way” with a helm...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By BeaverMeat
I wasn’t going to get them initially and I...

I wasn’t going to get them initially and I probably don’t “need” them. I want them to fine tune drive shaft alignment. It’s vibraty back there with all that V8 torque... most likely a combination of...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By BeaverMeat
Rear suspension rebuild

Welp... down the rabbit hole I go.

Swapping the rear axle on the Volstang is starting look like a “while I’m there” type of job and the list of parts is starting to pile-up.

Going with the IPD...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By BeaverMeat
Good to know. Wasn’t too sure if a modern 3-way...

Good to know. Wasn’t too sure if a modern 3-way cat could be placed right after the header. I know if it’s placed closer to the heat source it helps with efficiency but, you run the risk of burning...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-23-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By BeaverMeat
To cat or, not to cat

Wanting to install a high flow cat on my custom 5.0 swap exhaust. Anyone install cats in their 5.0 or LS swap and where is the optimum placement?

The car has headers that lead into a 2” Y-pipe...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-21-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,208
Posted By BeaverMeat
Put it on the roof. Off-road style.

Put it on the roof. Off-road style.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BeaverMeat
Double post

Double post
Forum: performance & modifications 10-19-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BeaverMeat
These are for the slick above freezing rain we...

These are for the slick above freezing rain we get all winter. For a rain specific tire it’s preferable to have a wide contact patch. I went with Vredestein QuaTrac 5 all-weathers because they’re...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’ll see how I rolls. I don’t want...

I’ll see how I rolls.

I don’t want spacers... try my best to avoid them.



One day when I find a set. The price was right on these Dracos so I’ll roll them.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BeaverMeat
lol You’re probably right... I’m just...

lol

You’re probably right... I’m just getting overly technical and over planning again.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-18-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,302
Posted By BeaverMeat
Right now the car has 16x7 ET18 rim with a 205...

Right now the car has 16x7 ET18 rim with a 205 wide tire. It’s a very tight fit as it is.

The tires for the Dracos will be 205/60r15 and the offset change will pull the wheel in by 8mm. There...
Forum: showroom 10-17-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,342
Posted By BeaverMeat
This is a good reference for my 244. Same colour...

This is a good reference for my 244. Same colour as yours too.

I think it looks good with the big bumpers. If you don’t like it after awhile you could just change the rear.
Forum: showroom 10-16-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
Fixed it... ...

Fixed it...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50494147233_5b96c2bfd0_c.jpg

Nice and flush. Looks good enough to be OEM.

Been thinking of painting them white with red pinstripe. Put a TRD...
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
Quasi-re-finished. What other disparaging...

Quasi-re-finished.


What other disparaging remarks can you conjure?
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
Hey, man. I rocked those glass bottles of Krating...

Hey, man. I rocked those glass bottles of Krating Daeng (original Red Bull) from Thailand long before it was “cool”... I had to get my brain bubbles on with some bull testicle.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
That’s because I’m ADHD diagnosed and...

That’s because I’m ADHD diagnosed and unmedicated. My process is backwards but, I’ll succeed. ;)

Hey, it’s not like I just grabbed a can of Rustoleum and called it a day.

re·fin·ish...
Forum: showroom 10-15-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,616
Posted By BeaverMeat
I’m not polishing the inside of the drum. It’s...

I’m not polishing the inside of the drum. It’s too much of a pain in the ass... so I’m half-ass’n it and just polishing the outer lip with the Dremel after I fix the rash. Good enough... these wheels...
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